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Alabama library system joins 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Oct. 17, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama library system has joined a program aimed at getting parents to read often to their preschool children. WSFA-TV reports that the Montgomery City-County Public Library System scheduled a kickoff event Monday morning for the “1,000...

Removed Robert E. Lee statue now on display at Texas resort

Oct. 17, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

TERLINGUA, Texas (AP) — A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that the city of Dallas removed from a park and later sold in an online auction is now on display at a golf resort in West Texas. The bronze sculpture, which was removed from the Dallas park in...

Montana State University dedicates American Indian Hall

Oct. 17, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University celebrated the grand opening of its American Indian Hall over the weekend, saying it will serve as a bridge between Native American culture and all other cultures on campus. The event Saturday began with a procession from...

US park: Rocks tossed down cliffs can kill hikers, climbers

Oct. 17, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — A national park in West Virginia is telling visitors they need to stop throwing rocks down cliffs, saying it could kill climbers and hikers below. A Facebook post by the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve says a rock climber recently...

South Dakota pheasant hunters see blue skies, lots of birds

Oct. 17, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Pheasant hunters from around the country making their annual trek to South Dakota were greeted Saturday with warm weather and blue skies on opening day. Despite extreme drought conditions in the spring, when pheasants nest and hatch, a mild...

Youth hunters asked to bring deer to reporting stations

Oct. 17, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is encouraging hunters who take part in the state's annual youth and novice deer hunt next weekend to bring any deer they take to one of the state's 19 biological reporting stations. That helps state...

Mounted patrol takes police work to new heights

Oct. 17, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

DERIDDER, La. (AP) — A mounted patrol division is being re-established in a southwest Louisiana parish to provide better service to residents, especially those living in the area's hardest-to-reach terrain. Beauregard Parish Sheriff Mark Herford said the seven-member...

Fresh look for Mississippi planetarium before 2023 reopening

Oct. 17, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A planetarium in Mississippi's capital city is undergoing renovations and is expected to reopen at the end of 2023 with a fresh look and more extensive exhibits. This is the first renovation in decades at the Russell C. Davis Planetarium in...

Project aims to preserve an Arizona tribe's cultural history

Oct. 17, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

MOHAVE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Hidden away in Christmas Tree Pass near the Arizona-Nevada border, more than 700 petroglyphs can be found at Grapevine Canyon. The petroglyphs, which were carved into the canyon rocks sometime between 1100 and 1900 AD, are a reminder that...

South Carolina city wants to take over dangerous road

Oct. 17, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina city wants to take over a heavily trafficked state road so it can have more say in safety improvements. Greenville City Council unanimously approved a resolution this month asking the state to turn over ownership of 3.2 miles...